City seeks public comment on new outdoor ad bylaws

Public consultations on draft bylaws for outdoor advertising will soon start across all seven of the City’s regions.

Funzela Ngobeni, MMC for Development Planning, said from 12 June consultations on the City’s draft bylaws for outdoor advertising along with the department of Development Planning’s Outdoor Advertising Unit and the Johannesburg Property Company will start.

Residents will have this month to engage with these draft bylaws and submit their comment for consideration.

The consultations will be at:

  • Region C, Roodeport at Davidson Community Hall on 14 June
  • Region D, Jabulani at Jabulani Council Chamber on 19 June
  • Region E, Sandringham at Jabula Recreation Centre on 20 June
  • Region F, Braamfontein at Theatre A, Metro Centre on 21 June
  • Region G, Lenasia at Lenasia Civic Centre on 22 June.

All sessions will start at 8am until 11.30am.

Following the public consultations, a final draft of the bylaws will go to City of Johannesburg’s council for approval. The bylaws will be published in the Provincial Gazette.

Members of the public can submit their comments in writing to Alwyn Nortjé at [email protected] or Jack Sekgobela at [email protected]

Written comments can also be hand-delivered to the Outdoor Advertising Unit located on the 6th floor of the Metro Centre in Braamfontein (158 Loveday Street), from 8am until 3pm, Mondays to Fridays.

The closing date for all submissions is 30 June 2017.

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